Curbly's Best Projects for the 4th of July!

By: Diy maven Jul 01, 2015

The pinnacle of summer fun is upon us, which means we turn to red, white, and blue. And sparklers. Lots and lots of sparklers. It's also a great time to look back in the Curbly archives to find our most belovedContinue Reading

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Way Before and Way After: A Living Room's Style Evolution

By: Diy maven Jun 22, 2015

Photo: Love of Homes

Generally we see room transformations around here described with a simple "before" and "after." This is what it looked like yesterday, and this is what it looks like today. Those are great and all, but I find the most interesting makeovers are the ones that depict a transformation of style over years. People change as they live their lives, there's no getting around that, so it makes sense that their personal style reflect that. It saysContinue Reading

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From Crayola to Decor: 16 Colorful Front Doors

By: Diy maven Jun 19, 2015

We’re taking a cue from Crayola today for this roundup! Sixteen entry doors in 16 different colors all represented in a 16 pack of our favorite box of crayons. Here's a screenshot of said colors courtesyContinue Reading

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Before and After: A Dated Bedroom Is Converted Into A Beautiful Den

By: Faith-towers Jun 15, 2015

Before: A California Bungalow Bedroom Makeover
Photo: Victoria Pearson

There were so many things wrong with this California bungalow bedroom. Printed wallpaper overwhelmed the space, the colors were dated, and the carpeting was old. But just wait until you see how the space was transformed... click through to see the room's new look.   

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Before and After: A Schoolhouse Is Transformed Into A Contemporary Home

By: Faith-towers Jun 01, 2015

Before: A 1907 Schoolhouse Conversion
Photo: Max Kim-Bee

This home, originally built as a schoolhouse in the the early 1900's, had potential but needed a complete transformation to be a livable contemporary space. Click through to see the unbelievable new look.   

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Before and After: A Functional Home Office Makeover

By: Faith-towers May 11, 2015

A Functional Office Makeover... The "Before"
Photo: Vintage Revivals

This home office started as a blank box that was just begging for a makeover. The priority was to hide the closet but keep as much storage as possible... wait until you see the creative solution!   

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How To: Make Magazine Image Transfer Art

By: Diy maven May 05, 2015
Photo: Crafts Unleashed

As fans of DIY and crafting, I'm guessing we all still have a soft spot for actual paper magazines. Some, Martha Stewart comes to mind, have photography that is pretty enough to be framed. In this case, Nancy decided to skip the frame entirely and transfer images from magazines directly on to canvas. The result is a really coolContinue Reading

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Before and After: An Unbelievable Modern Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek May 04, 2015
via Design Milk

Well... THIS might be one of the most impressive* bathroom makeovers I've ever seen. While the original bathroom wasn't horrible, exactly, it certainly did not match the modern-meets-natural aesthetic of the homeowner.     Continue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Lovely Leather DIY Projects For Your Home

By: Faith-towers Apr 30, 2015
10 Leather DIY Projects For Your Home
Photo: Joshua Rhodes

Leather (or faux leather, if you prefer) is an interesting material to work with. It's thicker than most fabrics, making it super functional. Not to mention it's quite trendy these days. Here are ten lovely leather DIY projects that will look fantastic in any house or apartment.   

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Roundup: 10 Favorite IKEA Hacks and Makeovers

By: Capreek Apr 28, 2015

I went to IKEA over the weekend (along with everyone else in my city, apparently), and my little DIY blogger brain couldn't help but start 'hacking' everything in the store. Fortunately, there are others out there with a similar mindset and they've already done a lot of the legwork! Here are 10 of our favorite IKEA hacks we've come across recently. Enjoy!     Continue Reading

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Organic Inspiration: Abstract Twig Art

By: Diy maven Apr 28, 2015
Photo: Paul Schick

Artist Paul Schick makes art out of twigs. Although that sounds simple enough, I'm sure there's a fair amount of technique involved in his creations. That being said, they are incredibly inspirational, especially if you groove on the organicContinue Reading

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Before and After: A $150 Weekend Bathroom Makeover

By: Capreek Apr 13, 2015
This Nest is Blessed

In one weekend, this small, half-bath got a major facelift -- and all for $150!     Continue Reading

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Before and After: Unrecognizable IKEA Console Makeover

By: Diy maven Apr 13, 2015

Photo: Sawdust 2 Stitches

Corey flipped the genius switch when she transformed the random IKEA console pictured above into a rustic apothecary chest suitable for a Pottery Barn showroom. Although she started with an IKEA piece, any basic cubbyhole-typeContinue Reading

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Roundup: 10 Easy (And Affordable) DIY Light Fixtures

By: Faith-towers Apr 07, 2015
10 DIY LIght Fixtures
Photo: Poppytalk

Lighting can be pricey. And if you want a really unique piece, it can be prohibitively expensive. So why not get crafty and make one yourself? Here are ten gorgeous, easy, affordable DIY light fixtures.   

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How To: Get a Designer Look Vintage Kitchen on a Budget

By: Diy maven Apr 03, 2015

Photo: Country Living

Designer Nancy Taylor's 18th Century farmhouse kitchen is her "dream kitchen." In Curbly style, Country Living breaks down the high-end makeover for a more budget-friendly route. $$$$ versusContinue Reading

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How To: Make a Modern Rolling Garment Rack

By: Capreek Apr 02, 2015
Photo: HomeMade Modern

Need more closet space in your life but don't actually, you know, have extra closets? Well, you've come to the right place! This rolling garment rack is a great alternative and functions wonderfully as impromptu entryway or mudroom storage!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make an Inverted Wine Bottle Oil Lamp

By: Diy maven Mar 31, 2015
Photo: DIY Maven

A while back I reviewed several popular bottle cutters here on Curbly. (Yesterday I added the Kinkajou to the shootout). Today we're going to use one to turn a wine bottle into an inverted oil lamp that burns cooking oil. But first, let's talk about punts.  A punt is theContinue Reading

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Make It: Simple DIY Clay Circle Garland

By: Capreek Mar 26, 2015
Photo: Caitlin McGrath

A lot of the DIY garlands we feature are meant for specific celebrations (holidays, birthdays, etc. etc.), but this clay version is stylish and subtle enough to be left up year-round!     Continue Reading

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How To: Make Spring Kitchen Linens in 3 Easy Steps

By: Diy maven Mar 20, 2015

Photo: Simple Simon and Company

Elizabeth shows us how to brighten up plain linens just in time for spring. Her easy 3-step process will make anyone look like an appliqué pro in no time. The secret, of course, is Heat n' Bond, which should be in every DIYer's arsenal ofContinue Reading

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